Campus Housing Accommodations for students

The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) works in collaboration with SF State Housing Program to provide reasonable accommodations within our residential facilities for students with disabilities. Applying for SF State Housing and requesting a housing accommodation through DPRC are two related but separate activities.

Due to space limitations, it is recommended that you apply for SF State Housing right after you apply for admission to the University. Students who fail to complete the application and License Agreement in the suggested timeframes may not be able to be accommodated. Requests for reasonable accommodations for SF State Housing are processed by DPRC in the order received. 

Step 1

To apply for SF State Housing, please review the entire application process on the SF State Housing website. Completing an application does not guarantee a housing space; the application is only the first step in making your housing request. Within the online application portal, you may choose to indicate that you require a reasonable accommodation, however, this does not constitue an accommodation request and you must still proceed to "Step 2" below. You must complete a License Agreement and make the initial payment in order to be considered for a space.

Step 2

After you complete the SF State Housing application, you must register with DPRC for reasonable accommodation consideration within Campus Housing. To register with the DPRC for an accommodation within SF State Housing based on physical, medical, psychological or other disability-related needs, you will need to complete the following:

  1. DPRC Registration Form
  2. Student Housing Request form for Reasonable Accommodations (please request this from a DPRC disability specialist)
  3. Disability Documentation as described on the Registering with DPRC webpage
  4. Schedule an initial appointment with a DPRC Specialist by calling 415-338-2472 or emailing

A DPRC initial appointment includes a review of the forms and documentation listed above, and gives you an opportunity to discuss your accommodation request. Our consideration of your requested accommodation is based on the functional impact your disability-related symptoms and characteristics might have on a housing placement and the reasonableness of your request. Information considered include your self-report and any disability documentation you can provide in support of your request.

Step 3

Our liaison will notify SF State Housing and you if your accommodation request can be supported. However, keep in mind that your actual placement is dependent on space availability and where you are on the SF State Housing waitlist. All students, with or without disabilities, are placed on a first-come, first-served basis. The priority deadline for submitting requests for Housing accommodations is June 1st for fall move-in dates.   

Note to returning students

Having received previous housing accommodations does not ensure future housing accommodations. You must complete the steps outlined above each year that you wish to apply for SF State Housing.